Meet Our Staff
Grace Centola, PH.D., HCLD/CC/ALD (ABB), Tissue Bank Director
Dr. Grace Centola is a national and internationally recognized specialist in clinical laboratory andrology and clinical male infertility. Dr. Centola received a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1978, and has served on the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Bethesda, MD), SUNY Upstate Medical Center (Syracuse, NY), and the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY). Dr. Centola is board certified as a High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (H.C.L.D.), Clinical Consultant (CC) and Andrology Laboratory Director (ALD) by the American Board of Bioanalysis.
Jeff Olliffe, M.D. Medical Director
Dr. Jeff Olliffe conducts the initial and follow-up exams for our donors. He also works alongside our geneticist in the process of approving candidates into our program. Dr. Olliffe is a Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Washington State Medical Society, the King County Medical Society and affiliates with Swedish Medical Hospital. Dr. Oliffe is a precept/instructor at the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine and has an affinity for bringing fertility options to those who are biologically incapable of producing offspring.
Claire Millbauer – Laboratory Supervisor
As the Laboratory Supervisor, Claire works on improving protocol to ensure the production of quality vials. She is committed to ensuring that San Diego Sperm Bank is a world-class laboratory. Claire is the acting has worked at the Seattle Sperm Bank since 2011, when she first realized her passion for fertility science. She has a degree in Biology and Chemistry from Whitman College as well as a Master of Science in Clinical Embryology and Andrology through Eastern Virginia Medical School. EVMS is home to the world-renowned Jones Institute, where the first IVF baby in the United States was born. Claire’s studies and passion for quality assurance make her a valuable asset to the San Diego Sperm Bank team.